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whytewillow

whytewillow
Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States
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About Me

7/14/17

HI SWAP BOTTERS, JUST AN FYI, I'LL BE OFF LINE FOR ALMOST 10 DAYS WHILE I'M TRAVELING ON VACATION. I MAY CHECK IN FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT I WON'T BE ABLE TO RATE ON ANY SWAPS UNTIL I RETURN ON THE 24TH. HAVE A GREAT WEEK, AND SWAP YOU SOON. CHEERS.

Please know I'm delighted by each and every one of your kind and generous ratings. I'm not by nature RUDE, or uncaring. I just have limited internet access hence, I've not given an individual THANK YOU to each of you. Please understand, it's not through neglect or insensitivity, only necessity and budget constraints that I must conserve my internet access. Every one of you has made my life a little brighter, a bit less lonely, and oh so much more fun. Please know you are all fabulous individuals, and I'm eternally grateful for your presence in my life. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart.

While I'm no longer a lithe and lovely libertine. Was I ever? I am still a libertine, (not in the sense of a person without morals and sexual principles) but, one who is free thinking with regards to religion...and politics, and...well you get my drift. LOL. So swiftly do the days flow by that before we know it, our lives are half spent...then we look in the mirror and see a stranger looking back at us. Where did I go? And who is this in front of me, staring back? It's still me, but a bit weather worn, and bit less handsome, less agile. What you see is certainly not what you get. I am still vibrant, loving, more sensible, extremely more compassionate...kinder to those whose paths I cross. I realize that there are many advantages to aging. None of which have to do with my exterior dimensions and how many gray hairs and wrinkles I have accrued. I am a worthy, well established woman. I have become who I always wanted to be. I'll continue to grow and become to my very last day. I live an authentic life, filled with joy and adventure.

I'm writing this for all of you who've recently told yourself you're going old...how old would you be if you didn't know how many years you'd lived? You are NOT growing old...you are growing more fabulous and genuine with each day, and each year that passes. Grow into those wrinkles, revel in your gray hair, and have a ball. Dance in the rain, sing out loud, pick daisies and LIVE! YOU ARE AWESOME! Blessed Be.

On a more serious note...If you haven't received a rating or a swap from me. I will respond ASAP. And thanks again to all you wonderful swappers.

P.S. If I've sent an item to you with incorrect postage, please let me know, and I will gladly send you postage to cover your loss. Thanks for reading all of this. .

Favorite Crafts

I have diverse interests...Art Journaling, making art dolls, altered art, Zentangles, furniture painting, sewing, crochet and the list goes on. Dotee dolls, pincushions and just about anything else. .
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. I would really like to receive any of the following... Thank You in advance.

Stickers, and sticker flakes, just no teacher reward

Fimo, sculpy, or primo clay, any color.

Anything/everything steam punk

Pretty papers that go together to make flip books, and anything to make them.

Project Life cards.

Punches you no longer use, but are still usable. I have exactly 3.

Washi tape and deco tape, love it!

Sheet of tiny words/phrases for making embellishments

Die cut templates, used.

Self adhesive pearls & gems for making embellishments.

Micron pens for zentanles.

Double sided papers, at least 6 x 6".

Glitter paper.

Some ADDRESS LABELS, that would be wonderful. I've no printer.

Cool paperclips, flags, & stickies.

POSTCARDS! I love postcards

STAMPS:, used, old, whatever, old coins from other countries.

Bits and Bobs for making junk journals and for making my planner cool.

EPHEMERA: the real deal or reproductions, I enjoy vintage and shabby chic, eclectic items.

Old art from books that are not in great shape anymore...Unusable but brightly colored, and patterned childrens' book pages, the larger the better to make envies out of. OR...just a couple really beautiful pages.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT destroy books, I REPURPOSE the salvagable pages and try to make something beautiful out of what remains.

Old photos, Old posters, old maps, book pages in foreign languages, note cards old and new, and valentines. Stationery sets.

Any kind of food, baking/cooking stickers, cut outs etc. for my scrap/recipe book.

Things I like from nature: Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, Otters are one of my favs. Also Big cats, i.e. lions and tigers, panthers, etc. I love dragons, although they are mythical. I also have a love of wolves and large breed dogs such as Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes, Dobermans, etc. I have an appreciation for all animals.

I'm also into natural remedies, herb crafting, wild food foraging, etc. Anything related to these topics.

I collect small wind up toys of any type. They're not expensive, usually a couple bucks. Tea cups and saucers, fairies and gnomes, and oh, if you find a smooth flat rock in your yard or on your travels, I'll take it! I love to paint rocks...

Eclectic Wicca. Air sign. Accumulate sticks, stones, seeds, (flower and veggie) Heirloom and non-gmo. Green wytch, wildcrafter, nature lover, studying herbalism. Against violence, prejudice, cruelty, and hatefulness. Believe that your religion is your business and between you and your God, and so is mine. I won't preach or try to convert you, so please respect my wishes and do the same. Love candles, incense, feathers, shells, odd pieces of wood, seed pods, dried flowers. Anything else from nature that you've found or harvested. Just no bones, carcasses or fur. I have too deep a respect for the earths creatures to desecrate their bodies or their final resting place.

Guess that's it for now...phew.

Other Favorites

Like my crafting interests, my musical, literary and movie choices are vast and varied. In books everything from Koontz, King, Stirling ) Patterson too, Evanovich (she makes me giggle out loud). I am an avid reader and author's are too many to mention.

MUSIC: OK, some classical, and new age. ROCK N ROLL!!! Stones, Doors, AC/DC, Iron Butterfly, Free/Bad Company, Janice Joplin (have ALL her music). Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, Joanie Mitchell...Almost any music except thrash and hard core rap.

MOVIES: Action and adventure, good comedies, and movies that make me think and/or make me cry. Some all time favorites: Practical Magic, Nanny Macphee, Hocus Pocus (sensing a vein here?) The War Horse, Life of Pi, and some oldies like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, etc.

COLORS: Greens of all hues...kiwi, lime, emerald, seafoam, sage greens. Some deep blues, i.e: royal, ocean, cerullian. Also like rust, cinnamon...deep tones.

Dislikes

I realized that I hadn't stated any preferences regarding...foods, etc. And there aren't very many preferences, but there are a couple.

I HATE, abhor and despise anything with artificial sweeteners. No chemical sweetners please.
Also, I prefer not to receive religious items. No offense to anyone or their individual beliefs.

DISLIKES:

Kiddie stickers, I have no small children

1 or 2 sticky notes

Paper torn from a spiral notebook

Pieces cut from an old calender unless it's artsy, or has interesting artwork/pictures

I Don't do farm themes, ducks, chickens and fruit themes

In general, junky stuff.

I take a great pleasure in sending off my swaps...I write a note or card to everyone I send to, and I appreciate the same...

So with all of that...thanks for reading all of this clutter. .

A NOTE ABOUT RATINGS...

SPECIAL NOTICE: Please note, that if you were a partner of mine and you haven't received a rating from me...(and of course, you've sent the item). PLEASE contact me and let me know who you are and what you've sent.

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS...If for some reason you haven't received a package from me,, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE email me and let me know. I will send off another packet as quick as I'm able.

Ratings

armadillogal rated for Fill My Stocking - November on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the pcs...saving the other for Christmas...
tlemon4 rated for Pack & Play - Goodie Bag Swap #12 on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you , I will forward in round 14 , I missed sign up for round 13 .;);)
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Ryleighsmom rated for Send Anything: July -USA- on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! So sorry for the delay in rating! I thought I'd taken care of it!
ariestess rated for Kitchen Crafting on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: OMG! Thank you SO much! I love the spoon! The woodburning looks so nice! We're going to hang it in the entryway to our kitchen. And our youngest cat [the 8yo black girl named Elphie] is in love with it. She's not magical, but she's drawn to it. She's already been rubbing up against it and left a toothmark near the bottom of the spoon. LOL
blueseabliss rated for TREE OF LIFE Painting on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: 10 billion hearts for both the painting, the chai and the RED CLOVER naturally sourced! I cannot hank you enough! I love all the aspects of the tree!!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the journal you sent me and the extras also! I hope you have a great end of 2017! ❤️
Stickerz78 rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #1 on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I don't want to disrupt the package presentation, so I'm going to save the PC's and cat bookmark with the package until I open it on Christmas eve. Thanks so much - it looks like a fun swap!
crescendo rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - OCTOBER on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for my prezzie! Saving for December. HAHA, yes! Another mauve hater! I love a kindred spirit.
kfaye rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag-October on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: This package looks sooo inviting & you tease me with your note about scoring the find! Once again, you have such a sweet heart... thank you for thinking about Graicen <3 We are having a ridiculous heatwave over here...103!!! I hope it's cooling off in your nick of the woods! Blessings <3
SoloWytch rated for October Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: I keep poking and prodding at the package. I can't wait to open it -- and might not!
Response: Haha, I enclosed it in plastic so you couldn't figure it out. Blessed Yule., And thank you.
lynnerfb rated for Spirit doll on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: I loved your note. I have had the very same dilemma so many times. I love her she is really Wonderful !
Moominbrooke rated for Fill My Stocking - October on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: A most intriguing packet! Thank you-I look forward to opening it! :0)
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Comment: Thank you for the big bundle of goodies! I am looking forward to using everything in my projects!
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Comment: Super package, full of fun things. I was most thrilled about the vintange rick rack, doilies, wooden bag of goodies, envelope of ephemera and butterfly atcs. Thank you so much.
Stickerz78 rated for WIYM-November Stocking Stuffer on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Lovely wrapping! Saving for Christmas, thank you!! ❤️
btbeth rated for Pack & Play - Goodie Bag Swap #11 on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: Ty! Fun bags! I'll get that homer played and sent right away! The pcs you sent me are awesome!
bjmonroe rated for Watercoloring With a Purpose on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: It's a small world. I hadn't done any in a very long time so just like you, I warned my partner, I also sent several things, just like you and I also like my floral the best. Thank you !
pattiairel rated for Thrift Store Find: Christmas Item on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: OMG I love my gift. It is perfect!! Thank you so much. ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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Comment: Hey Willow! Boy am I going to look spiffy on the 17th the necklace and blouse are going to look SOOOOO good on me!!!!!! Well after I put a little bling on the rather bla blouse (ha ha) thanks for all the goodies, super fun swap!

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CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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CurlyTea on Jun 20, 2017:

doulakk on May 16, 2017:

Welcome to the Manic Magpies group! This group just changed hands, so we are trying to add swaps 1-2x per month! Thanks for joining!

njstauter on Feb 11, 2017:

May She always show you Compassion

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

PrairieKittin on Jan 23, 2017:

I just dropped some stamps in the mail to you, to make up for the 'postage due'. I'm so sorry! I am also "of a certain age", so the stamps were from our generation... Janis and Jimi, and Elvis, of course! :-)

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy swapping!!!!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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